Russian Spaniel

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Russian Spaniel
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A Russian Spaniel
Other namesRosyjski Spaniel
OriginUnion of Soviet Socialist Republics
Traits
Weight Male 20–35 lb (9.1–15.9 kg)
Female 20–35 lb (9.1–15.9 kg)
Height Male 15–17.75 inches (38.1–45.1 cm)
Female 15–17.75 inches (38.1–45.1 cm)
Life span Average 14 years
Domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris)

The Russian Spaniel is a medium sized gundog of the spaniel type which was developed in the Soviet Union after World War II.[1][2]

History[change | change source]

There were some English Springer Spaniels and English Cocker Spaniels imported into Russia in the early 20th century, these were cross bred with other Russian hunting dogs and this breed was made official there in 1951.[1][3]

Colours[change | change source]

Any lot of mixes of colours is allowed in this breed, but they are mostly brown and white, black and white, red and white or tri-coloured. They look a lot like their English Springer Spaniel cousins.[4]

Temperment[change | change source]

Russian Spaniels are usually very gentle with people and other dogs. Like all spaniels they need a lot of exercise. As they are bred to be hunting dogs, care should be taken when they are around other small animals like rabbits and birds.[4]

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References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Russian Spaniel". worldlydogs.com. Retrieved 11 April 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "Russian Spaniel". web archive of continentalkennelclub.com. Retrieved 11 April 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. "Russian Spaniel Club -History of the breed". Russian Spaniel Club. Retrieved 11 April 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Russian Spaniel". dogzone.com. Retrieved 11 April 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)